I've been wanting another Stingray ever since I got rid of my 5 string EBMM BFR. This one popped up, and since I really prefer 4's I snagged it for a good price. I will take more pictures myself tonight, but below are the previous owner's.
EBMM Sub Stingray 4, made in the USA, 2 band preamp, slab body. The previous owner dyed the rosewood board dark like ebony. I will probably swap out the pickguard for a b/w/b version. The finish is a textured white that I jokingly refer to rhino liner. It's durable as hell and give the bass an industrial sort of feel. Plays almost as nice as my Stingray5 at a third of the cost. These were made in the US and used poplar bodies instead of the typical ash. Bridge and tuner hardware are a little cheaper but still good quality, while the electronics are USA made.
Awesome bass for the price, and I've read a few times that Sterling Ball lost money on every one of these he sold. This line was his attempt to make an instrument that rivaled the quality of the regular line while equaling the cost of overseas production. I will get some more pictures up tonight plus run it through the Mesa at band practice.
You keep saying "was"... are there no more S.U.B. brand instruments being made?
Or, they used to be USA-made, and now they're cheap imports? Because SBMM basses cost over double compared to an S.U.B. bass, according to MF.